Poor little Charlotte woke up in the middle of the night last Tuesday and she was covered in spots – I couldn’t believe it as they weren’t there when she went to bed and she didn’t seem unwell. I took her straight to the doctors in the morning and they confirmed that it was chicken pox. Charlotte has hardly ever been off school with anything, in fact I cannot remember her ever being of ill but she didn’t seem to mind, she wasn’t very ill in herself but the itching drove her up the wall for about 3 days. The spots were in her hair and inside her mouth too. We used loads and loads of Calamine lotion and by the Friday Charlotte looked like ‘Stig of the Dump’ as she hadn’t been able to brush her hair because of the spots on her head and we had even had to poor calamine on her head. She is loads better now and the spots stopped itching and started healing over the weekend. I took her back to school yesterday and she’s there today but next week is half term anyway! It’ll take a couple of weeks for those spots to go completely but at least she isn’t infectious to anyone now – we were confined to the house for about a week!
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